It was at the LA Auto Show in November that we first laid eyes on the Aria Group’s mid-engine Corvette concept. Simply called “Fast Eddy”, it was named after the late Ed Taylor, a former Chevrolet design executive and father to Aria Co-founder Charles Taylor.
When it was shown in LA, it was just a rolling chassis with no powerplant. Aria had mentioned the possibility of utilizing the LT4 650 horsepower V8 engine, but so far we have yet to see if the Fast Eddy can move under its own power.
Aria Group is known as a design and fabrication company which has worked with Tesla and provided carbon fiber body panels for the Singer Lightspeed Classic Porsche 911 restomod.
Aria says it wanted to bud a car that Fast Eddy would have loved to drive, and that’s a mid-engine Corvette. The Fast Eddy is not really a Corvette but does feature some Corvette design cues in addition to its indirect connection with Ed Taylor and the Chevrolet Corvette.
“We’re great friends with the folks at GM, and they know that we are doing this. This car is an homage to the very best of Corvette and GM. The design, however, is uniquely Aria’s,” said Clive Hawkins of the Aria Group when asked by Car and Driver if there were any copyright issues with the design.
The Fast Eddy Concept does ride on HRE Wheels and that’s why we are here today. The Fast Eddy was recently in the desert for a photo shoot and HRE shared these photos:
Aria has said it’s interested in creating a limited run of around 20 Fast Eddy sports cars at a cost of about half a million dollars each.